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Tax chat tomorrow
        Have a tax question? Ask Crystal Faulkner and Tom Cooney, with the accounting firm Cooney Faulkner & Stevens, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in a chat on Cincinnati.Com. Use this form to post a question. Or call 381-2800, Ext. 1713, with your question.

Partners' assets under scrutiny
        John Brinker's $850,000 house in the Legendary Run subdivision in Pierce Township is only one of the assets under scrutiny by federal investigators building a case against Mr. Brinker and Gary Bentz of Loveland.

Cincinnati Machine machining a breakthrough
        Someday, whole sections of airplane and automobile frames might be cut from single large pieces of aluminium, says Richard A. Curless, a vice president at Cincinnati Machine.

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Business Headlines for  Friday, March 02, 2001

Big picture still shows a slowdown
        NEW YORK — A series of economic reports released Thursday offered mixed messages about the direction of the economy.

Disease curtails human activity
        LONDON — It's an animal ailment, but these days, hardly a person living in the British Isles is unaffected by the nationwide outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

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Sears as you've never seen it
        When Doug Kreyenhagen started his job in the catalog department of the Eastgate Sears, shoppers weaved through aisles overflowing with merchandise in neutral-toned departments labeled “Bedding” or “Housewares.”